Let’s compare ethnic “insults”:
Here’s former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez (a Cuban-American ) regarding Jewish-Americans: “ I’m telling you that everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart, and a lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart, and to imply that somehow they — the people in this country who are Jewish— are an oppressed minority? Yeah.”
Here’s current The Daily Beast columnist Norman Birnbaum (a Jewish-American) regarding Cuban-Americans: “[D]espite the truly repellent Miami Cubans of the older generation and their gallant allies, the Israel lobby, Castro hangs on.”Birnbaum is also a Georgetown Professor Emeritus and former advisor to three Democratic Presidential candidates.
Now imagine a Republican political adviser and Hillsdale college professor/author spouting – on the record on for public consumption – any of the following phrases: "those truly repellent New York Jews" or "those truly repellent Detroit Negroes" or "those truly repellent Los Angeles Mexicans."
Would he even bother seeking future media employment? I apologize for insulting your intelligence. Within the MSM/Democratic axis such insults can only apply against Cuban-Americans. And for an excellent reason: Americans of Cuban heritage are not only the most overwhelmingly Republican ethnic group in the U.S.—they’re also the most loyal Republicans in the history of the U.S.
Not all the king’s horses or all the king’s men can bring these insufferable Hispanics around to follow the lead of the majority in their adopted country (to say nothing of the lead taken by other “Hispanics”) and register Democratic. Even with the third generation registering to vote, a measly 13 per cent of these incurably obtuse and unenlightened Cuban-Americans register with America’s majority political party (Democratic.)
Unsurprisingly, Dr. Birnbaum was an adviser to the presidential campaign of John "Bay of Pigs Betrayal" Kennedy, Jimmy "The Cuban embargo is the stupidest law ever passed in the U.S." Carter, and Jesse "VIVA Fidel! VIVA Che Guevara!” Jackson.
It's actually an old story regarding Cuban-Americans. Bryant Gumbel referred to the demonstrators in front of the house of Elian Gonzalez's uncle as "disgusting"! Imagine if O’Reilly, Hannity, Limbaugh or Beck had mumbled something similar regarding (en-masse) the crowd at Al Sharpton’s “Reclaim the Dream March,” or the May Day Marches in Los Angeles, or the Puerto Rican Day parade in New York. Again I apologize for appearing to insult your intelligence.
Humberto Fontova holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University and is the author of four books including his latest, The Longest Romance; The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro. For more information and for video clips of his Television and college speaking appearances please visit www.hfontova.com.